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29 July 2008

UU shooting "An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal social policies, police said Monday."[More:] Ooof. I know some of the people at this church. The man killed was a foster parent.

I'm a lapsed UU, but born and bred, third generation. I'm proud of "my people." Standing up to gunfire.
Two people were killed, actually.
posted by Claudia_SF 29 July | 00:44
This is also on the blue
posted by special-k 29 July | 01:16
Just read the blue. Glad people know, are talking about it. I don't want it to be ignored, forgotten.
posted by Claudia_SF 29 July | 01:24
I couldn't read the blue. There was just too much sturm und drang and too little

posted by stilicho 29 July | 01:27
The foster parent thing -- oof. As a fellow foster parent, and a (lapsed) UU, I am so proud and sorrowful.
posted by Claudia_SF 29 July | 01:40
I was just reading this on the blue, too. So tragic. However, reading some comments, such as this one from kalessin, I would like to go to the nearest UU Church, at their very next meeting (- though, unfortunately, the nearest one would not be near enough for that to be possible). I bet there are a lot more like me.
posted by taz 29 July | 02:10
If only the Unitarians had been armed, they could have had one bitchin' gunfight, just like Jesus did when he was herding dinosaurs.
posted by cmonkey 29 July | 04:09
I've been following this story, Claudia_SF... UUs everywhere should be really proud of how the people in that church reacted, and continue to react, to this senseless act.
posted by BoringPostcards 29 July | 05:51
It's horrible. I hope the people in the hospital make it out OK.
posted by LoriFLA 29 July | 09:27
A first-hand account was posted to one of my favorite blogs, Shakesville.

Incidentally, given the nature of the UU church, it saddens me that certain people see this as an opportunity to promote their views on the necessity of handguns and other weapons.
posted by muddgirl 29 July | 17:00
Cultural Studies 107. Fall term, 5 units. Class description: || The Three Word Game